Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Little Bit Of Paradise



"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it."  
 -  Willy Wonka


This summer I found a few little pieces of paradise.

I found it in my weedy flower bed (above)...

I found it on a rainy morning in Pittsburgh...


I found it at a dairy farm...


I found it one late afternoon on the lake...


Sometimes paradise is just hard to miss...


My summer wasn't all in paradise though, a brake line rusted through on my car, I had an early summer cold, I visited the hospital while on vacation, and a few other random things which may have happened in your summer too...everything turned out fine.

I could dwell in the bad stuff, but right now I choose not to. 

My camera helps with that.  It is like peering through a looking glass, putting everything into perspective.  I see paradise right where I am with my camera in hand.  I see the light, colors and shapes that create a beautiful world.  Sure, I may complain about it all later today, but when I do, hopefully I will grab my camera and see the beauty of my life once again.

I hope you have found a little paradise where you are this summer.

Update on my tango lessons...they were cancelled.  I still do not know how to tango, maybe I can rope my husband into that another time. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Michelle



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Is Here!



"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."  -  Sam Keen
"Some of the best memories are made in flip flops."  -  Kellie Elmore
"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing , the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."  -  James Dent

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Memories



"Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory."  -  Dr. Seuss
                                   
                                                                       
I love the smell of peonies.  

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Few Little Things




"You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you 
suddenly thrill you."  -  Andy Warhol 



A few little things from my week...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Treasures Found



"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost..."
 -  J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


I was lost. Totally.  Completely.  Utterly.  Lost.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

I Feel A Pull...



"Butterflies can't see their wings.  They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can.  People are like that as well."  -  unknown


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Crazy Weather



"In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours."  -  Mark Twain


I popped a fresh K-cup into the brewer to make another cup of coffee, my first cup was cold.  It was the heat I was craving, not the caffeine.  I wanted to wrap my cold hands around a hot mug.  The temperature outside was downright cold (33°F) for a May morning.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Beautiful Day


"Everywhere we look the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes."  
-  Van Gogh
"Sometimes the most beautiful things are in front of our eyes and we don't even notice, because we're either too busy or too afraid to take a closer look." 
 -  Katja Michael



I shoved a plastic grocery sack in my pocket on the way out the door.  I had my big girl camera in hand and was determined to use it, no matter what the sky was threatening.